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Dypsis ID help please.

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Dypsis  sp Slick Willy?

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I would say D. albofarinosa 

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I'd guess albofarinosa as well. The way the ends of the leaflets droop down and the overall colour would point to this species.

Regards Neil

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The leaf bases are a lot more fuzzy than the albofarinosas I’ve grown, although mine are admittedly somewhat smaller. This palm just looks much more colorful to me. Interestingly, I’ve got a recently acquired (small) psamophylla, that also has that very colorful look. 

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I considered D psammofila, but it has a really small diameter trunk.  Ken’s palm has a much more robust trunk on it.  

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Could be one of those Baronii complex hybrids. Nice charactistics whatever is! 

 

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Given its culture I wonder if slick willy/bef is the correct ID. 

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Slick willy has a heel.

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Looking at it again, looks an awful like an upright onilihensis I’ve got in my yard. It’s also been confused as sp. “bef” / slick Willy before & is pretty robust.

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7 hours ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Slick willy has a heel.

Are you sure?

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58 minutes ago, steve99 said:

Are you sure?

Yup...All my Slick Willy’s have a heel.  There is also less spacing space between leaflets on the fronds.  This palm has a lot of spacing between leaflets.  

Whatever it is, it is pretty.  

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What's the palm to the very right? A Hydriastele?

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@Ken Johnson! So good to hear from you again!

The pictured palm looks like a Dypsis onilahensis “upright” type because: (a) of the sideways twist of the outer ends of the leaves; (b) the relatively robust trunks; and (c) the grey white glaucous color of the trunks. The best ID will be when it blooms and sets seeds. 

Dypsis albofarinosa seems to be a lot skinnier in the trunks.

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Not Bef for sure. Bef has a heal, doesn’t sucker like this palm did (bef splits), has no petiole and is made up of closely-spaced leaflets. No Albofarinosa either. My first guess was one of the many different palms going around as an Onily - like others have guessed here. 

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3 hours ago, steve99 said:

Are you sure?

Never seen or heard of one without. 

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I defer to others on this, but wouldn't a palm at that size lose the heel by then?

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Did that palm bifurcate or was it planted as a double? That may help w/ID.

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In keeping with @NatureGirl's observations, I'd say that's two single palms planted close together in one pot. Some "Onies" are single trunk, but I'm starting to think that one's something else, too.

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I think growing conditions could be a significant factor here.  It (or they) could look quite different after 12 months planted in Californian soil...

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7 hours ago, Missi said:

What's the palm to the very right? A Hydriastele?

Yes, Hydriastele beguinii

 

-Randy

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13 hours ago, BS Man about Palms said:

Never seen or heard of one without. 

 

My slick willy doesn't have a heel.

 

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By that age probably gone..

Sweet looking palm though!

 

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17 hours ago, steve99 said:

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Very nice looking.  I have a small D bef, which split (posted in a string on "splitting") and it definitely has a heel.  It also has visibly close leaflet spacing like yours posted above, but unlike the one Ken posted and is in question.

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It's beautiful whatever it is.

I would just buy it and plant it.

In 5 years time bump this post.

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